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Aulus Vitellius (; Latin: [ˈau̯lʊs wɪˈtɛlːijʊs]; 24 September 15 – 20 December 69) was Roman emperor for eight months, from 19 April to 20 December AD 69. Vitellius was proclaimed emperor following the quick succession of the previous emperors Galba and Otho, in a year of civil war known as the Year of the Four Emperors. Vitellius was the first to add the honorific cognomen Germanicus to his name instead of Caesar upon his accession. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vitellius has received more than 1,540,261 page views. His biography is available in 75 different languages on Wikipedia. Vitellius is the 384th most popular politician (up from 391st in 2019), the 186th most popular biography from Italy (up from 211th in 2019) and the 34th most popular Italian Politician.

Vitellius was most famous for being the Roman emperor from 69 to his death in 69.

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Among politicians, Vitellius ranks 384 out of 15,710Before him are Syngman Rhee, Narmer, Louis Bonaparte, Şehzade Mustafa, Artaxerxes I of Persia, and Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden. After him are Didius Julianus, Raúl Castro, Mustafa II, José Mujica, Louis X of France, and Javier Pérez de Cuéllar.

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Among people born in 15, Vitellius ranks 2Before him is Jude the Apostle. After him are Agrippina the Younger, Apollonius of Tyana, Pomponius Mela, Lollia Paulina, Caratacus, and Publius Ostorius Scapula. Among people deceased in 69, Vitellius ranks 2Before him is Galba. After him are Otho, James, brother of Jesus, Tigellinus, Cartimandua, Evodius, and Epaphroditus.

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Among people born in Italy, Vitellius ranks 186 out of 4,088Before him are Pliny the Younger (61), Pope Paul IV (1476), Pope Martin V (1369), Guido of Arezzo (991), Luchino Visconti (1906), and Domenico Scarlatti (1685). After him are Pope Nicholas V (1397), Didius Julianus (133), Rita of Cascia (1381), Arcangelo Corelli (1653), Tiberius Gracchus (-163), and Pope Clement XI (1649).


Among politicians born in Italy, Vitellius ranks 34Before him are Galba (-3), Numa Pompilius (-753), Lucius Verus (130), Victor Emmanuel III of Italy (1869), Pertinax (126), and Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor (1768). After him are Didius Julianus (133), Tiberius Gracchus (-163), Servius Tullius (-600), Otho (32), Sergio Mattarella (1941), and Valentinian III (419).